Having both let slip leads to draw in their opening Group C games, Sweden and Switzerland will be looking for a first win when they meet in Sheffield.
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Sweden vs Switzerland: Head to head
- Sweden and Switzerland continue their Group C campaign at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, with the Blågult having dominated the teams’ previous encounters.
- Both teams dropped points from their leading positions in their opening matches on 9 July. Sweden took the lead against the Netherlands in Sheffield via Jonna Andersson’s close-range finish in the 36th minute, only for the holders to level shortly after the interval. Switzerland will be hoping to recover from the blow of letting the first two-goal lead in Women’s EURO history drew 2-2 against Portugal at Leigh Sports Village.
- Coumba Sow’s impressive second-minute goal and Rahel Kiwic’s header three minutes later put the Swiss in control, but Portugal retaliated with two goals in the space of seven minutes in the second half to secure themselves. share the loot.
- Sweden picked up a convincing victory in the last meeting between the two men, a 4-1 success in the group stage at a friendly tournament in Portugal in February 2019. Mimmi Larsson’s hat-trick and a Kosovare Asllani strike at the 62nd minute gave Ana-Maria Crnogorčević the win. equalized for the Swiss.
- Sweden have won their last two matches against Switzerland, also winning 1-0 in the 2016 Olympics preliminaries. Caroline Seger’s 44th-minute goal separated the sides in Rotterdam in March 2016.
- Sweden have won all five of their competitive matches against Switzerland, scoring 18 clean sheets.
- This is the nations first meeting at a major tournament, with Sweden also winning every encounter in qualifying for the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup (5-0 a, 4-0 h) and for the EURO 2005 (6-0am, 2-0a).
- Switzerland’s only victory in this match was a 3-1 friendly win at Eskilstuna in April 2015. Ramona Bachmann, Fabienne Humm and Vanessa Bernauer all scored to seal a first-ever victory against Sweden. Lotta Schelin scored the consolation for the home side.
- The Swiss have scored four goals in the last three encounters between the pair, having netted just three in the first ten.
- Sweden’s overall record in this game is W12 L1. They have scored 44 goals in those 13 meetings – an average of more than three per game – and conceded just seven.
- Sweden are playing their 11th EURO, less than Italy and Norway (12 each). The Blågult have reached the quarter-finals or better on every previous occasion, alternating between semi-final elimination and the last eight since their last final appearance in 2001, when they lost in extra time to country Germany. host.
- Sweden were the first European champions in 1984, Ulf Lyfors’ side lifting the trophy on English soil with a 4-3 success on penalties against the home side in Luton after a 1- 1 (1-0h, 0-1a).
- Switzerland suffered group stage elimination in their only previous EURO final five years ago, with a late equalizer in the 1-1 Matchday 3 draw against France in Breda giving Les Bleues second Group C place behind Austria at the expense of the Swiss.
- Sweden secured their place for an eighth consecutive EURO by securing top spot in Group F, winning seven and drawing in their eight matches, scoring 40 goals and conceding just two. Their only failure to register maximum points came with a 1-1 draw against eventual runners-up Iceland in Reykjavik in September 2020.
- Switzerland secured their place at a second consecutive EURO in April 2021 with a 3-2 victory on penalties after a 2-2 play-off draw with the Czech Republic. The Nati had finished second in Group H behind Belgium after winning six of their eight qualifiers, their only defeat against the section winners in Leuven in December 2020.
- Sweden’s 1-1 draw against the Netherlands on July 9 was the fourth draw in their last five Women’s EURO openers.
- The Blågult have lost just two of their 19 EURO group stage matches (W11 D6).
- Caroline Seger made her 17th UEFA Women’s EURO appearance on Matchday 1, equaling Victoria Svensson’s national record. Only four players have appeared in more UEFA Women’s EURO finals matches than Seger; Danish Katrine Pedersen (18), Italian Patrizia Panico (19), Norwegian Solveig Gulbrandsen (20) and German Birgit Prinz (23).
- In their 2-2 draw with Portugal on July 9, Switzerland became the first team in Women’s EURO history not to win, going two goals up at half-time.
- Ana-Maria Crnogorčević became the most capped Swiss player with her 136th appearance in her Group C opener, when captain Lia Wälti made her 100th outing for the senior side.
- The 32-year-old scored in the last meeting between these nations, Sweden’s 4-1 win in a friendly tournament in Portugal in February 2019.
- Asllani scored in two of his three appearances against Switzerland, also finding the net in the 3-0 friendly win at Vaxjo in October 2012.
- In July 2021, she became the ninth Swedish player to reach 150 caps and has since become the national team’s seventh-biggest appearance.
- The striker is sixth among Sweden’s all-time top scorers, overtaking Malin Andersson in the standings with his 39th goal in July 2021.
- The 32-year-old scored in the first minute of a 3-0 home win over Switzerland in a friendly in October 2012.
- The striker is part of a Swedish squad for an eighth major tournament, having appeared in three World Cups and three Olympics.
- Jakobsson, who missed EURO 2017 with a knee injury, appeared in four of Sweden’s five matches as they reached the semi-finals in 2013.
- The striker made her Blågult debut on English soil, in a 2-0 friendly loss to the Lionesses at Oxford in May 2011.
- The 37-year-old scored the winner in the 44th minute in Sweden’s last competitive game against Switzerland, the 1-0 qualifying win ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
- The Swedish skipper became the most capped European player in June 2021 in her 215th international appearance, surpassing the previous record shared by compatriot Therese Sjögran and Germany’s Birgit Prinz.
- The midfielder was one of four Swedish players to feature in the EURO 2013 all-star squad, along with Nilla Fischer, Josefine Öqvist and Lotta Schelin.
- Seger helped his side reach the EURO semi-finals twice, on English soil in 2005 and as hosts in 2013.
- The 31-year-old scored the opening goal in Switzerland’s only victory against Sweden, a 3-1 friendly victory in April 2015.
- The striker spent nearly eight years playing club football in Sweden, winning the league title with Umeå and Rosengård.
- Bachmann first moved to Sweden aged 16 in 2007 to join Umeå, helping the side double the league and cup in his first season before adding another league championship in the next campaign.
- The striker made his debut for Switzerland against a Swedish Under-21/Under-23 side in June 2007.
- The 31-year-old netted Switzerland’s equalizer in an eventual 4-1 loss in the last encounter between these teams, in this February 2019 friendly.
- The striker started in all ten of Switzerland’s EURO 2022 qualifying matches, finishing as the team’s top scorer with six goals.
- Crnogorčević also scored six times in the 2023 World Cup preliminaries, tied with Coumba Sow as La Nati’s top scorer in the campaign.
- The striker earned her first cap for Switzerland in a 3-0 win against the Swedish Under-23 side in August 2009.
- The 35-year-old scored the second goal in Switzerland’s solitary win over Sweden, the 3-1 friendly win in April 2015.
- Humm was widely used as a substitute in qualifying for EURO 2022 and the next World Cup, scoring in her only start before the 2023 final in the 6-0 away win over Moldova on 21 september.
- Humm netted a hat-trick in the space of five second-half minutes in the 10-1 win over Ecuador in the 2015 World Cup, the fastest hat-trick in tournament history.
- The striker has been with Zürich since 2009 and won her ninth league championship medal with the club in 2021/22.